VeriChip implant enhances club life
Posted by: dbates; On: Thu April, 15 2004

  The nuisance of having to carry a wallet or forgetting your purse is gone. At least it is for some members of the Baja Beach Club in Barcelona, Spain. All you need to experience this freedom is have a microchip injected under your skin. This chip keeps up with your tab, and gives you instant access to VIP rooms. The chip itself is a part of VeriChip Corporation's "VeriPay System". VeriChip boasts it advantages over normal credit and identification systems. The chip can't be lost, stolen, and the unique 10 digit number allows for instant verification and payment in any situation. And since this is a beach club, you can now go skinny dipping without losing your wallet.

World Net Daily
  Being recognized has never been easier for VIP patrons of the Baja Beach Club in Barcelona, Spain. Like a scene out of a science-fiction movie, all it takes is a syringe-injected microchip implant for the beautiful men and women of the nightclub scene to breeze past a "reader" that recognizes their identity, credit balance and even automatically opens doors to exclusive areas of the club for them. They can buy drinks and food with a wave of their hand and don't need to worry about losing a credit card or wallet.

  Applied Digital Solutions unveiled VeriChip right after September 11, 2001. This system, based on radio frequency identification (RFID), uses passive energy transmitted by the reader to send back it's information. Although there are only around 1,000 people using this system worldwide, the 10-digits would be enough to uniquely identify almost 10 billion people. When you consider that there are less than 7 billion people in the world, this system could be used on everyone, with leftover capacity.
  Currently most of the world uses the magnetic strip cards as a means of quick identification. For a transitional phase, we would need cards that had both magnetic strips, and RFID chips. Once the RFID readers are implemented in enough places, the potential benefit is enormous. For instance, you could just walk into your workplace and never have to punch in to the time clock. The readers at the door would know when you arrived. Law enforcement officials are currently working on RFID enabled guns, that could only be fired by the appropriate owner. Your car would only start for you, and you would never lose your keys or lock yourself out. When you walked up to your car, it would recognize that you were the owner and unlock the doors.
  The financial market is one of the largest areas of potential use, and once we get used to the speed of being recognized without having to pull out the card there will be no turning back. We will no longer have to wait for the waiter to bring us the bill. The old lady holding up the express lane fumbling for her checkbook and reading glasses could walk through the line as fast as any one else. If we use RFID on all shelf items, we could rid ourselves of cashiers completely. Using VeriChip could also help to reduce crime. Late night hold-ups in convenience stores will be impossible since the criminals would identify themselves as soon as they walked in the door. Police would be notified the moment that a wanted criminal entered a store. "Citizen 2340009123 - A.K.A. John Smith, has just entered Starbucks #839939988909 in downtown London."
  Once we realize all of the potential benefits of using technology like VeriChip's "VeriPay System", we will wonder how we ever got along without it. Do we carry around gold nuggets to pay for merchandise? How silly it is of us to carry around chunks of plastic bound together with large strips of leather? Or even worse, round metal objects that represent value. Never again will I have to pay a stupid $2 fee for getting my money from an ATM!
  Of course there will be some doubters who cry "Big Brother Invasion", but how different is this from swiping a card with your name and unique number on it, everywhere you go? (Uh, your credit card) People from some religious groups will say, "This is the Mark of the Beast". Should we let something written by a Jew thousands of years ago, stand in the way of progress? After all you can't mix religion and state matters such as money. I see this system as the future of economic and convenience. That and I really dislike having to carry 10 keys in my pocket.